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KU basketball notebook: Ex-Jayhawk Arthur injured again

September 27, 2012

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Former Kansas University basketball forward Darrell Arthur of the Memphis Grizzlies, who sat out last season because of a torn right Achilles tendon, may miss some games during the upcoming 2012-13 campaign because of a broken bone in his left leg.

The Grizzlies announced Wednesday that the 6-foot-9, 24-year-old Arthur will be out of action four to six weeks after suffering a small, non-displaced fracture in his left fibula while working out Monday. The fifth-year pro will be evaluated on a weekly basis. The team said he could return ahead of schedule if symptom-free.

Arthur averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 rebounds a game while playing in 80 games during the 2010-11 season, his last injury-free season in the league.

Jackson in Jazz camp: The Utah Jazz announced the signing of former KU forward Darnell Jackson to a free agent contract on Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed. It’s a non-guaranteed contract, contingent on his making the team. Currently, the roster stands at 19 players. The 6-foot-9, 250-pound Jackson spent the 2011-12 season with BC Donetsk of the Ukraine-Superleague. He appeared in 14 games in the Eurocup averaging 8.6 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 57.1 percent from the field. In 35 games in the Ukrainian League, he averaged 7.8 points and 4.9 rebounds in 17.7 minutes. Jackson also attended the 2012 NBA Las Vegas Summer League with the Sacramento Kings. He averaged 3.0 points and 4.0 rebounds in five games.

Another Late Night visitor?: Joel Embiid, a 7-foot senior center from Rock School in Gainesville, Fla., tells Rivals.com he will likely attend the Oct. 12 Late Night in the Phog. Embiid, who is unranked nationally, is considering KU, UCLA, Florida, Louisville and others.

Other seniors expected for Late Night: No. 23-rated Wayne Selden, 6-5 combo guard, Tilton (N.H.) School; No. 5-rated Aaron Gordon, 6-8 forward, Archibishop Mitty High, San Jose, Calif.; No. 29 Tyler Roberson, 6-8 forward, Roselle (N.J.) Catholic; and No. 43 Karviar Shepherd, 6-10 center, Dallas Prime Prep Academy.

Peters update: No. 39-rated Roddy Peters, a 6-4 senior point guard from Suitland High in District Heights, Md., will visit UCLA on Oct. 5-7, Zagsblog.com reports. Peters, who visited Rutgers last weekend, also lists KU, Maryland, Xavier and Georgetown.

Videos wanted: KU fans are asked to submit videos of their reaction to the end of any KU men’s game last season. The videos can be reactions from home, a relative or friend’s house, or at a sports bar. KU asks fans to upload their videos to YouTube, and send KU the links at kuathletics@gmail.com. Videos will be played at Late Night. Information is available at kuathletics.com.

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